Russian and China are tight, and that’s a good thing.
On NPR they were doing man in the street interviews in China. Chinese people said they viewed Russia as their big brother, and wished Hu Jin Tao (Chinese Premier) was as manly as Putin.
Russia and China get along surprisingly well, considering they share a long, looooong border. China probably gets quite a bit of oil from their big bro to the North.
I think both Russia and China see the U$ government as a mad dog, which it is.
And if the US has a long, protracted war now, good luck. Americans don’t feel terribly patriotic after 6 years of BHO.